Get to know your Ottawa 67’s Prospects

Each week we will be introducing one of the new Ottawa 67’s Draft Picks from the 2020 OHL and U18 OHL Draft!

Round 1, 20th Overall – Nick Moldenhauer

Moldenhauer is a 5-foot-9, 154 pound right-winger who played a pivotal role with the Toronto Titans Minor Midget AAA this past season, putting up over a point a game with 23 goals, 16 assists for 39 points in 33 games.

Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario

Favourite NHL Hockey Player: Nathan MacKinnon

Hidden Talent: Playing the piano

Favourite Quote: “Prove them wrong”

Round 2, 26th Overall – Brady Stonehouse

With their second pick in the draft, the 67’s selected Brady Stonehouse, a left-hand shot winger who put up no less than 54 points (22G, 32A) in 32 games this year with the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs.  Stonehouse also had a great postseason with 15 goals and 14 assists (29 pts) in 16 games in the playoffs with his team.

Hometown: Blenheim, ON

Favourite NHL Team: Montreal Canadiens

Celebrity to have lunch with? Dwayne Johnson

Favourite Quote: “My best skill was that I was coachable. I was a sponge and aggressive to learn.” – Michael Jordan

Round 3, 60th Overall – Thomas Sirman

Sirman is a 5-foot-10, 173 pound left-shot defenceman who will fit in well with the 67’s young defensive core.  Sirman collected a goal and 14 assists in 32 games this past season with the Toronto Jr Canadiens, before notching down 2 goals and 7 assists for 9 points in 11 playoff games.

Favourite NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

Player you model your game after: Morgan Rielly

Do you have any pre-game rituals? Tape my stick, chew bubble gum.

Three Words to Best Describe you: Quiet, funny, competitive

Round 4, 74th Overall – Matthew Mayich

With their fourth round selection, the 67’s drafted six-foot, 150 pound left handed defenceman Matthew Mayich from the Hamilton Huskies, who collected 7 goals and 19 assists (26 pts) in 33 games in the regular season, before putting up one goal and 7 assists for 8 points in 15 playoff games.

Hometown: Stoney Creek

Favourite NHL Team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Player you model your game after: Thomas Chabot

Favourite Movie to Watch on the Road: Miracle on Ice

Round 5,  81st Overall – Jacob Couchie 

The 6-foot, 160 pound center had 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in the regular season with the London Jr. Knights in MMAAA, before putting up 4 points (1G, 3A) in 9 playoff games.

Hometown: London, Ontario

Favourite NHL Team: Washington Capitals

Favourite TV series: Friday Night Light

Three Words to Best Describe you: Work ethic, fighter, fast.

Round 5,  100th Overall – Aidan Puley

Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario

Favourite NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

Thing You Know About Ottawa: Great city, the organization is very well respected, Adam Varga and Kevin Bahl (friends of mine)both have amazing things to say about Ottawa.

Three Words to Best Describe you: Bold, Funny, Determine

Round 7, 140th Overall –  Jack Henry

Henry was a standout this past season for the Rochester Selects with 51 points (20G, 31A) in 55 games.  The 5-foot-11, 181 pound Auburn NY native is a defenceman who could eventually become a great addition to the 67’s blueline.

Hometown: Skaneateles, NY

Favourite NHL Team: Washington Capitals

Tell us how you found out about being drafted by the Ottawa 67’s in the OHL Draft? I got a call from Mr.James Boyd!

Hobbies outside of hockey: Going to the lake, boating, backyard games (Spikeball), hanging with friends and family, lacrosse.

Favourite Quote or Saying: “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision”–Muhammad Ali

Round 8, 160th Overall – Collin MacKenzie

During the regular season with the Waterloo Wolves, Collin maintained a goals against average of 1.67 plus two shutouts in 18 season games, before posting a 1.36 GAA in 14 playoff games and an impressive 5 shutouts in the postseason.

Hometown: Elora, ON

Favourite NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

Tell us how you found out about being drafted by the Ottawa 67’s in the OHL Draft? I was watching the draft on my TV while on FaceTime with my goalie coach.

Favourite Quote or Saying: “You don’t have to be crazy to be a goalie, but it helps!” – Bernie Parent

Round 9, 180th Overall – Will Gerrior

The 67’s went local with their 9th round pick, selecting HEO Ottawa Senators MAAA forward Will Gerrior. The small, feisty forward posted 44 points (29G, 15A) in 45 games this past season.

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

What age did you start playing hockey? I started skating at the age of 2 1/2 and started to play hockey at the age of 5.

Favourite NHL team: My favourite NHL team is the Boston Bruins.

Do you have any pre-game superstitions? The only superstition I have is to tie my right skate before my left skate.

Round 10, 200th Overall – Cameron Korpi

In the 10th round, Ottawa selected out of the prestigious Detroit Little Ceasar’s program goaltender Cameron Korpi.  Standing at 6-foot-1, Korpi had a GAA of 1.52 in 7 games this past season.

Round 11, 220th Overall – Derek Smyth

A six-foot-two-inch, 179 pound, left shot defenceman, Smyth had 21 points (4G, 17A) in 29 games this past regular season with the Niagara North Stars, before putting up 12 points (3G, 9A) in 13 playoff games.

Hometown: St.Catharines

Favourite NHL team: Chicago Blackhawks

Favourite ‘playing’ hockey memory: Winning back to back OMHA championships.

Favourite Athlete growing up: Alex Pietrangelo

Round 12 – 240th Overall –  Maddox Amaral 

A teammate of 67’s second rounder Brady Stonehouse, Amaral had 39 points (19G, 20A) in 33 regular-season games and 15 points (5G, 10A) in 16 playoff games.

Hometown: Komoka, Ontario

Favourite NHL team: Boston Bruins

Favourite ‘playing’ hockey memory: Winning the alliance two years in a row, surreal feeling.

Favourite Athlete growing up: Tim Thomas

Round 13 –  260th Overall: Ryland Landon

Another local pick for Ottawa in Arnprior native Ryland Landon.  The six-foot-one blueliner had 14 points (4G, 10A) in 44 games this past season with the Pembroke Lumber Kings.

Hometown: Arnprior, Ontario

What age did you start playing hockey? 5

Favourite NHL team: Ottawa Senators

Do you have any pre-game superstitions? Eat 4 hours before the game, and rolling for 15minutes when I get to the rink.

Round 14 –  274th Overall: Shane Bondy

A product of the Barrie Jr. Colts, the 5-foot-11 right-winger had 21 points (11G, 10A) in 32 regular-season games, before posting 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 11 playoff games.

Hometown: Sharon, ON

Favourite NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs

Favourite ‘playing’ hockey memory: Winning OMHAchampionship

Favourite Athlete growing up: Sidney Crosby

Round 15, 300th Overall – Seamus Powell

The second defenceman from the Rochester Selects to be picked by Ottawa in this draft, Powell had a good year with 48 points (17G, 31A) in 63 games this past season.


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